Monday, July 24, 2006

Workshop Dates: Aug 6th & Aug 13th

As many of you already know, this year the Black Rock Arts Foundation is embarking on an exciting new on-playa project, ScrapEden BRC. We are inviting participants to contribute in a variety of different ways and scales. One of our goals is to arrive at a critical mass of many small sculptures, thereby giving the idea of ground cover, or a bed of flowers. In the interest of achieving out goal we will hold TWO PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS at the BRAF and Burning Man Offices!

On Sunday August 6th & August 13th BRAF will be hosting day-long workshops with the goals of creating several small artworks for the playa incarnation of ScrapEden. We've nearly perfected the tin can flower, with garden hose stem, and hope to arrive at a few more small-scale designs for production. Visit our website for details and DIY instructions:

If you'll be in the area, would like to participate in ScrapEden BRC, but just aren't sure you have the tools or the workspace, and would like to meet a few new faces, please join us, and bring a dish to share!

* 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m.
* at the BRAF and Burning Man Offices
* 1900 Third Street – 1st FL (Cross Street: 16th Street)
* San Francisco CA 94158
*** We'll be meeting in the back near the roll top door –
*** Parking lot entrance is on 16th Street, just west of 3rd St.
*** Potluck = Please Bring a Dish to Share!

For more information or to RSVP, please contact us at:

Monday, July 17, 2006

Pre-playa ScrapEden Workshop in SF

This year at Burning Man the Black Rock Arts Foundation is creating, ScrapEden BRC, a collaborative garden installation populated by garden-inspired sculptural elements created from re-claimed, re-purposed and re-cycled materials, and all citizens of BRC are invited to participate!

To date we've received word of 15 projects that will be coming to BRC for collective exhibition, but we want more! In the spirit of growing the garden Black Rock Art's Executive Director, Leslie Pritchett has rolled up her sleeves and created these lovely flowers from emptied soda cans mounted on short lengths of garden hose.

Like the idea? Want a little guidance on how you can make your own?
Join us on Sunday, August 6 from 12:00 noon - 6 p.m. at the BRAF & Burning Man Offices at 1900 Third Street, San Francisco CA 94158 (cross street is 16th) -- we'll have a few projects on hand for artists of any experience level.

Stay tuned for more details on this exciting workshop, and for DIY instructions coming soon on the website:
For more information on ScrapEden BRC, or to volunteer to help with the project, write to: